|Fahad Al-Attiya: A country with no water - TED.com|
Imagine a country with abundant power -- oil and gas, sunshine, wind (and money) -- but missing one key essential for life: water. Infrastructure engineer Fahad Al-Attiya talks about the unexpected ways that the small Middle Eastern nation of Qatar creates its water supply.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; cities; food; technology; water; TEDxSummit; 2012
|Mohamed Hijri: A simple solution to the coming phosphorus crisis - TED.com|
Biologist Mohamed Hijri brings to light a farming crisis no one is talking about: We are running out of phosphorus, an essential element that's a key component of DNA and the basis of cellular communication. All roads of this crisis lead back to how we farm -- with chemical fertilizers chock-full of the element, which plants are not efficient at absorbing. One solution? Perhaps … a microscopic mushroom...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; biology; food; TEDxUdeM; 2013
|Richard Turere: My invention that made peace with lions - TED.com|
In the Masai community where 13-year-old Richard Turere lives, cattle are all-important. But lion attacks were growing more frequent. In this short, inspiring talk, the young inventor shares the solar-powered solution he designed to safely scare the lions away.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; biodiversity; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Allan Savory: How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change - TED.com|
“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; climate change; green; TED2013; 2013
|Johan Rockstrom: Let the environment guide our development - TED.com|
Human growth has strained the Earth's resources, but as Johan Rockstrom reminds us, our advances also give us the science to recognize this and change behavior. His research has found nine "planetary boundaries" that can guide us in protecting our planet's many overlapping ecosystems.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; climate change; environment; global issues; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Marcel Dicke: Why not eat insects? - TED.com|
Marcel Dicke makes an appetizing case for adding insects to everyone's diet. His message to squeamish chefs and foodies: delicacies like locusts and caterpillars compete with meat in flavor, nutrition and eco-friendliness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; environment; food; health; insects; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Shimon Steinberg: Natural pest control ... using bugs! - TED.com|
At TEDxTelAviv, Shimon Steinberg looks at the difference between pests and bugs -- and makes the case for using good bugs to fight bad bugs, avoiding chemicals in our quest for perfect produce.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxTelAviv 2010; TED; Talks; agriculture; green; insects; nature; technology; 2010
|Cary Fowler: One seed at a time, protecting the future of food - TED.com|
The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank, buried within a frozen mountain in Norway, that stores a diverse group of food-crop for whatever tomorrow may bring.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; biodiversity; biosphere; climate change; disaster relief; environment; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Homaro Cantu + Ben Roche: Cooking as alchemy - TED.com|
Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche come from Moto, a Chicago restaurant that plays with new ways to cook and eat food. But beyond the fun and flavor-tripping, there's a serious intent: Can we use new food technology for good?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; business; creativity; culture; food; TED2011; 2011
|Jonathan Foley: The other inconvenient truth - TED.com|
A skyrocketing demand for food means that agriculture has become the largest driver of climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental destruction. At TEDxTC Jonathan Foley shows why we desperately need to begin "terraculture" -- farming for the whole planet.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; agriculture; environment; global issues; tedx; TEDxTC; 2010
|Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods - TED.com|
Call it fuel without fossils: Jonathan Trent is working on a plan to grow new biofuel by farming micro-algae in floating offshore pods that eat wastewater from cities. Hear his team's bold vision for Project OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) and how it might power the future.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; alternative energy; business; energy; oceans; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fish - TED.com|
Chef Dan Barber squares off with a dilemma facing many chefs today: how to keep fish on the menu. With impeccable research and deadpan humor, he chronicles his pursuit of a sustainable fish he could love, and the foodie's honeymoon he's enjoyed since discovering an outrageously delicious fish raised using a revolutionary farming method in Spain.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; biology; environment; food; health; TED2010; 2010
|Birke Baehr: What's wrong with our food system - TED.com|
11-year-old Birke Baehr presents his take on a major source of our food -- far-away and less-than-picturesque industrial farms. Keeping farms out of sight promotes a rosy, unreal picture of big-box agriculture, he argues, as he outlines the case to green and localize food production.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxNextGenerationAsheville; TED; Talks; agriculture; business; environment; food; green; health; sustainability; 2010
|Chris Downey: Design with the blind in mind - TED.com|
What would a city designed for the blind be like? Chris Downey is an architect who went suddenly blind in 2008; he contrasts life in his beloved San Francisco before and after -- and shows how the thoughtful designs that enhance his life now might actually make everyone's life better, sighted or not.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; design; urban planning; TEDCity2.0; 2013
|Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes - TED.com|
What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; botany; community; food; green; sustainability; TEDSalon London Spring 2012; 2012
|Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA - TED.com|
Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA -- in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; culture; food; health; social change; TED2013; 2013
|Rose Goslinga: Crop insurance, an idea worth seeding - TED.com|
Across sub-Saharan Africa, small farmers are the bedrock of national and regional economies—unless the weather proves unpredictable and their crops fail. The solution is insurance, at a vast, continental scale, and at a very low, affordable cost. Rose Goslinga, a citizen of Kenya, and her team pioneered an unconventional way to give farmers whose crops fail early a second chance at a growing season.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; agriculture; global issues; microfinance; TEDSalon Berlin 2014; 2014